You're off on the theory of silicic acid being useful or available at the magic PH of 8. When silicic acid climbs in PH close to 8, it forms long chain polymers and becomes too large for 'root follicles" to absorb. In the range of 5-6.5 silicic acid will remain in a smaller molecular form. I've personally witnessed the absorption and differences in the plants by mere observation. It's not exactly affordable as a magic additive..but indoors under HID's and building it up in plant cell walls early makes a difference.TBH one thing we have to remember is science is still novice when it comes to how mother nature does thing or how things work in soils and in plants ,, Science is always correcting there findings continuously,,
But there is also PH Ranges that concern me tremendously specially for the mono sillicic acids to actually be absorbed by the plants Could this very well be why Zinc, Iron , and some other Key nutrients get locked out in order for it to be absorbed TMU PH has to be in the range of 8 to ionize .. and be absorbed by the plants its things like this that concerns me about it all
Osa i am not here to slam your product or anyone elses i think i do have good points ,,
And for the ones that do not bump up there ph when they spray there plants
to 8.0 your doing fuck all for the plants but giving them a bath and money being evaporated away or poured down the drain
People have to realize there is a cobiatic relationship with silica and living soil and yes PH fluctuations as there are good microbes and bad microbes in all PH ranges to make it 360 degree carbon cycle
but again its working hand in hand
now 90 percent of all store bought soils have enough Silica and Magnesium for that matter to take care of most plants specially our short seasoned Herb .
Now what i do not understand being ok were using DWC 5,6 ph range Guess what the sillicic acid is not going to do nothing this is what companies do not want you to know
were growing in soil Chem based ,, again ph 6.5 - 6.8 Guess what Silliicic is not going to work that is why were only seeing 0.5 percent Sillica in leaf matter makes sense ??
Cause plants never ever absorbed any in the first place how can it when ph is totally out of range remember the magic number 8.0 ph our beloved plants are acid loving plants not Alkaline if we were to run our soils or any medium in the range for mono to actually activate we would see micronutrient issues out of our ass as well as some Macro lock outs ..and with most people seeing the isues they will gung ho start adding more cal mag and go even further to the Dark side if that makes
PS: if i was to say tomorrow with documented grow stating holly shit peeps i seen 75 percent gains in yield ,, and only thing i did was purchase tube of bee's 10,000 bee's the hum from them must of sent some frequency waves to my plants ???
How else can i explain 1000 watt hid yielding me 8 pounds dry